SMU going after New Orlean's talent

New Orleans has always been a hotbed of talent. It appears that Mustang Recruiting Coordinator Jeff Reinebold made a good impression on three Brother Martin High School prospects. According to offensive lineman Joey Fontana, SMU is definitely a school he is considering along with two other of his teammates.

New Orleans has always been a hotbed of talent.

The new coaching staff at Southern Methodist University apparently realizes this as the Mustangs invaded the Crescent City this spring.

It appears that Mustang Recruiting Coordinator Jeff Reinebold made a good impression on three Brother Martin High School prospects.

According to offensive lineman Joey Fontana, SMU is definitely a school he is considering along with two other of his teammates.

"I have been in touch with Coach Reinebold a lot lately," Fontana told PonyStampede.com Monday night. "I really have a lot of interest in SMU; I love their great academic reputation."

Fontana along with two of his fellow teammates Phillip Blitch and Albert Fournette are planning on visiting the Hilltop in the next couple of weeks.

"Phillip, Albert and I will all go to SMU in the next couple of weeks," Fontana said. "We want to get to know the entire coaching staff, check out the facilities and campus. We might try to attend their camp this summer, right now I'm not sure."

Fontana, a 6-foot-3, 280-pound offensive lineman, already holds offers from Kentucky, Nebraska, Arkansas, Tulane and Louisiana Tech. It's the offer he hasn't received yet, that he is hoping that it's on the way.

"I'm really hoping for a SMU offer," Fontana said. "I think one is forth coming from what everyone has told me. SMU is definitely a place I could see myself playing at."

Fontana has done some research about the SMU campus and likes what he has found.

"The campus really looks great, I can't wait to see it in person," Fontana said. "Academics are very important to me, also the coaching staff will be a deciding factor. I really like Coach Reinebold a lot, he is such a great guy, and he is easy to talk to."

Despite being wide open now, Fontana plans to make a decision during the summer. "I want to play my senior year worry free and just give my all to my senior season."

Fontana is currently ranked a three star prospect and rated as the No. 2 Center in the country by Scout.com.

Fontana has already scored a 23 on the ACT and has a 3.25 G.P.A.


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